Lakshmipur Sadar Upazila

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Lakshmipur / Laxmipur
লক্ষ্মীপুর সদর (Lakshmipur Sadar)
Upazila
Lakshmipur / Laxmipur is located in Bangladesh
Lakshmipur / Laxmipur
Lakshmipur / Laxmipur
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 22°57′N 90°49.5′E / 22.950°N 90.8250°E / 22.950; 90.8250Coordinates: 22°57′N 90°49.5′E / 22.950°N 90.8250°E / 22.950; 90.8250
Country  Bangladesh
Division Chittagong Division
District Lakshmipur District
Area
 • Total 514.78 km2 (198.76 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 684.425[1]
 • Density 1,020/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website Official Map of Lakshmipur Sadar

Lakshmipur or Laxmipur Sadar (Bengali: লক্ষ্মীপুর সদর) is an Upazila of Lakshmipur District in the Division of Chittagong, Bangladesh.

Geography[edit]

Lakshmipur Sadar is located at 22°57′00″N 90°49′30″E / 22.9500°N 90.8250°E / 22.9500; 90.8250 . It has 95664 units of house hold and total area 514.78 km².

Demographics[edit]

As of the 1991 Bangladesh census, Lakshmipur Sadar has a population of 525188. Males constitute 50.27% of the population, and females 49.73%. This Upazila's eighteen up population is 244605. Lakshmipur Sadar has an average literacy rate of 37.8% (7+ years), and the JOKSHIN BAZAR area is most popular area in Lakshmipur.It has some important Office and other institution.National average of 32.4% literate.[1]

Kazi Nazrul Islam visited Lakshmipur Sadar in 1927.[2]

Administrative[edit]

Lakshmipur Thana was formed in 1860. It was turned into an upazila on 24 March 1984. Lakshmipur municipality was formed in 1976. Lakshmipur Sadar has 21 Unions/Wards, 239 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 252 villages.

Name of union GO code Area(acre) Population(Male-Female) Literacy rate%
Uttar Joypur 95 3254 9484-10589 51.54
Uttar Hamchadi 75 5562 12807-13800 51.85
Kushakhali 55 8223 13564-12504 36.40
Chandraganj 20 4219 14130-14463 58.46
Char Ruhita 30 7054 14765-14226 33.77
Charsai 25 4511 12843-13408 45.19
Dakshin Hamchadi 90 3598 11840-11858 53.03
Dattapara 40 4684 13857-14926 58.06
Dalal Bazar 35 3685 15953-15708 43.62
Dighali 45 4338 10317-11350 48.80
Parbatinagar 80 3016 7660-7758 51.76
Bangakha 13 4331 12008-11996 50.00
Basikpur 14 4548 12630-14000 56.01
Bhabaniganj 15 13583 25722-26294 33.29
Mandari 70 5365 15884-15697 48.76
Laharkandi 60 4863 13572-13138 42.67
Shak Char 85 20423 25689-24660 33.53
Hajipara 50 3586 10714-11469 49.03

Religious institutions[edit]

Mosques 731, temples 3, churches 1, dargahs 1, tombs 3. Noted religious institutions: Majupur Matka Mosque, Tita Khan Mosque, Syedpur Jami Mosque, Madhu Banu Mosque, Shree Shree Govinda Mahaprovu Jeu Akhra, Joseph Church, Lakshmi Narayan Baishnab Math.

Literacy rate and educational institutions[edit]

Average literacy 46.2%; male 47.5%, female 45%.

Educational institutions[edit]

College 8
Primary teachers training institute 1
Technical educational institutions 2
Secondary school 69
Primary school 267
Satellite school 10
Community school 17
Madrasa 84

Noted educational institutions[edit]

Lakshmipur Government College (1964)
Protapgonj High School
Lakshmipur Adarsha Samad Government High School (1886)
Lakshmipur Government Girl’s High School (1898)
Poura Shahid Smrity Academy High School Lakshmipur 1982. Gopalpur Dwrika High school (1901)
Chaupalli KD High School (1905)
Dattapara Ramratan Bohumukhi Adarsha High School (1912)
Mirpur High School (1924)
Dalal Bazar NK High School (1924)
Chaupalli Joytara High School (1928)
Gopinathpur Champka Girl’s High School (1929)
Primary Teacher’s Training Institute (1953)
Lakshmipur Aliya Madrasa (1872).
Bashikpur High School
Bashikpur D.S.U Kamil Madrasha
Bashikpur Mohila Madrasha
Mandari High School

NGO activities[edit]

Operationally important NGOs are BRAC, ASA, CARE, JAAGO Foundation, Hunger Project.

Newspapers and periodicals[edit]

Daily[edit]

  • Lakshmipur Kantha (1995)
  • Al-Chist (1995)
  • Malancha,

Weekly[edit]

  • Natun Samaj (Natun Desh, 1973)
  • Elan (1982)
  • Natun Path (1987)
  • Damama (1992)

♦Bortoman Laxmipur (2012)

Monthly[edit]

  • Lakshmipur Barta (1989)

Defunct Newspapers and periodicals[edit]

  • Mukti Bani (1928)
  • weekly Ganamukh (1973)
  • Chetana (1969)
  • weekly Ananda Akash (1995)
  • Prachchhad (1984)
  • Chhayapath
  • Kabita Barta

Cultural Organisations[edit]

  • Library 6
  • Clup 21
  • theatre group 3
  • cinema hall 3
  • cultural organisation 15
  • women organisation 35

Tourist Spots[edit]

  • Maju Chowdhury Hat Sluice Gate on the bank of the Meghna
  • Saheb Bari at Sahapur
  • Residence of the Zamindar at Dalal Bazar
  • Residence of the Zamindar at Kaman khola
  • Khoa-sagar Dighi
  • Dewan Shah Mazar sharif At Near Kofil uddin degree collage.

Pouroshova[edit]

Lakshmipur Pouroshova Mayor of the Pourashava : Mr. Abu Taher

Unions[edit]

  • Uttar Hamchadi.
  • Dakshin Hamchadi.
  • Dalal Bazar.
  • Char Ruhita.
  • Parbatinagar.
  • Bangakha.
  • Basikpur.
  • Dattapara.
  • Uttar Joypur.
  • Chandraganj.
  • Hajirpara.
  • Charshahi.
  • Dighali.
  • Mandari.
  • Laharkandi.
  • Shar Char.
  • Bhabaniganj.
  • Kushakhali
  • KhilBaishha
  • Shakhchor
  • Uttar Char Romoni Mohon.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population Census Wing, BBS.". Archived from the original on 2005-03-27. Retrieved November 10, 2006. 
  2. ^ Nazimuddin Mahmud (2012). "Lakshmipur Sadar Upazila". In Sadequr Rahman Jewell. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.